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   Government of Canada

Statement from the PHAC (Public Health Agency of Canada

"When traveling outside of Canada, you may be at risk for a number of vaccine preventable illnesses.  You should consult a Health Care Provider or visit a Travel Health Specialist preferably 6 weeks before you travel.  You may need additional vaccines depending on your age, planned travel activities and local conditions.  Preventing disease through vaccination is a lifelong process."



Travel Health Specialists have in-depth knowledge of immunizations, thanks associated with specific destinations, and the implications of traveling with underlying conditions.  Therefore, a comprehensive consultation with a Travel Health Specialist is indicated for ALL travellers and is particularly important for those with complicated health history, special thanks (such as travelling at high altitudes, working in refugee camps, or exotic or complicated itineraries.

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Welcome to website providing you and those you care about guidance and direction on how BEST to travel safely around the globe.

My name is Hans Epp, and I'm an ISTM (International Society of Travel Medicine) certified Travel Health Specialist (THS). My professional background in healthcare is as a pharmacist (37 years+) and also as a franchise/owner of the Shoppers Drug Mart in Steinbach for over 35 years (recently retired from ownership).  In 2017, I achieved the CTH® designation which stands for Certificate in Travel HealthTM , in 2022 received the designation as an Extended Practice Pharmacist - Travel Health, and have managed over 1000 Travel Health Consultations (THC's) to date. Destinations have included numerous countries in Africa, South East and Central Asia, Europe, South Pacific, South and Central America, the Caribbean, and unique locales such as Everest Base Camp, Mount Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu, Victoria Falls and others.  


I am affiliated with Steinbach Family Medical as an Extended Practice Pharmacist and the Steinbach Shoppers Drug Mart which is a PHAC (Public Health Agency of Canada) Yellow Fever Centre and have vaccinated 1000's of patients and travellers over the past decade. It is my desire to make a positive difference in my patients lives and it would be my privilege to help you travel safe and well around our globe.


Please CONTACT me today at or TEXT/iMESSAGE at 204-355-8310

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